As the weather warms and the days get longer, spending more time outdoors is likely on the top of your “to-do” list. Sunshine, sand, and increased activity can all take their toll on your performance, your skin and your energy levels. What you put into your body will ensure you stay hydrated and fueled for your summer regime, and help keep your skin and hair nourished and glowing. We’ve shared our top picks to keep you at the top of your game this summer.
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Eggs are a simple easy way to get a quick dose of protein. They are versatile and nutritious, and when the hens are raised ethically, But it can be overwhelming to choose at the grocery store. Free range, organic, cage free… what do they mean and which is healthiest?
We have written a lot about eating real food and avoiding processed foods, artificial ingredients, and items laden with chemicals. But now I’m telling you to take it a step further and cook real food at home. In today’s modern age of fast food, pre-packaged food and restaurants on every corner, tens of millions of people don’t cook at all, and nearly a third of people say they only cook four out of 21 meals per week.
If you want to improve your health, here is why the majority of your meals need to be made by you:
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Two of my favorite indulgences are margaritas and guacamole. . . so needless to say I love celebrating Cinco De Mayo and I want to share my favorite fiesta recipe with you!!
Before I give you the details for the best guacamole you will have ever tasted, let's make sure we are on the same page regarding the margaritas. I am not talking about the fluorescent green mix that you get at the dive Mexican food place down the street. Margaritas can be delicious without obscene amounts of sugar and food dyes.
Nourishing your body with juices and smoothies is one of the most direct paths to awesome health. The benefits of vegetable and fruit juices or smoothies can include everything from weight loss and glowing skin to mental clarity and joint health. As a health coach, I always tell my clients that the best wellness rituals are the ones they can stick to. If you juice or blend daily, there are easy solutions to some of the most common deterrents of home juicing and blending.
Challenge: Your smoothies are never well blended.
Long before discovering the awesomeness of cold-pressed juices, I was a dedicated smoothie drinker. Recently, I have been adding this blended treat back into my life and I’m loving every green sip of it. Nothing can compare to the nutrient punch from a cold pressed juice, but smoothies have their place too.
There seems to be so much conflicting advice on what to eat and what to avoid. You try to make healthy choices, roam the grocery store aisles, dazed and confused by all the pretty packaging…all-natural, light, fortified, wholesome, organic. What do they all mean, and more importantly, do they translate to “healthy?”
100 % NATURAL:
This is the most ambiguous term of all, with no Federal Regulation around its use. Many of the products labeled “natural” are actually made from genetically modified organisms.
My hubby is addicted to chocolate. It’s his one vice, and as far as questionable habits go, this one is agreeably pretty mild. Nonetheless, in an effort to help him feel better about his addiction, I set out to learn whether something so tasty could actually be GOOD for him. Studies prove the answer is a resounding yes!
Each day is a new beginning, filled with endless potential. The time after waking up, but before connecting with daily demands is a magical space in your day that can change everything for the better! Are you someone that wakes up and reaches for your cell phone to check email or status updates before you have greeted the day? If so, an alternative start to your day may be just the shift you need to bring more peace and even more productivity to your days.
Could stress, boredom, or self-pity be sabotaging your health and your ability to fit into your skinny jeans?
What is emotional eating?
Ever find yourself eating a whole plate of chocolate chip cookies, when you only meant to have one? Or downing a basket of chips and guacamole with your margarita, even though you weren’t hungry when you went to happy hour? Have you been surprised to find the bowl of popcorn you were munching on while you watched TV mysteriously empty, even though you ate your dinner just before you plopped down on the couch?